HP Relief Baucher / Hanging Cheek Bit with Barrel

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Fixed rings so that the bit is held at the correct height in the mouth very steadily giving increased consistency in contact and stability across the tongue. Top ring also ensures the bit doesn't run through the mouth thereby helping with turning the horse similar to the FM bit. Exerts no poll pressure and as such are classified by FEI as a snaffle bit.

Top rings curve out slightly to reduce pressure on the sides of the horses face.

All sizes: fixed ring 20mm (inside); side ring 50x67mm overall.

Barrel sizes: 4–4.75" = 20mm; 5–5.50" = 28mm; 6–7" = 30mm.


  • All sizes come with our barrel centre which eliminates the harsh nutcracker action and provides extra stability;
  • The barrel allows the bit to 'collapse' slightly, giving sufficient tongue room for even the thickest tongue, without the need for a 'port', as it shapes to the conformation of the tongue itself;
  • Extra curve wraps around the mouth for improved fit and comfort to the horse;
  • Smaller diameter metal to ensure maximum comfort to the horses tongue and palette, and enable the horse to seal its mouth and swallow;
  • Even pressure on the centre of the tongue;
  • All barrel bits have copper inserts;
  • Horses appreciate the double joint as they can manipulate the location of the bit sitting (especially so with the barrel) to avoid the main nerves in the bars.

Available with barrel and in sizes 4.0" to 7".